Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 11/3/19: Hello November

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

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Wasn’t it just summertime? I feel like I blinked and November arrived. I took the picture above on a recent day trip, I love the Fall foliage. It has been a busy past week on and offline and I managed to get two reviews up and participate in a book blitz. I also dressed up for Halloween. Did you dress up? I shared a pic on Twitter if you want to take a peek. I was one of the Grady twins from The Shining. It was fun paying homage to my favorite writer while also freaking people out a little.

onto more updates….

recently on the blog:
I posted my thoughts on Hallowed Ground by Paul Twivy which was a fun YA adventure read with a great setting.

I shared by thoughts on Deadly Ride (Britton Bay #3) by Jody Holford which overall was okay but was unexpectedly lovely-dovey.

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I also participated in the book blitz for The Journals of Octavia Hollows . There’s still time to enter the signed copy giveaway.

up next:
I am just about finished reading A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery so hopefully I will have that review up this upcoming week.

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Also coming up is the 7th Annual HO-HO-HO Readathon. I have several Christmas books to pick from so I’m definitely ready for this one.

in my mailbox:
The Little Bookshop on the Seine (Little Paris Collection)  by Rebecca Raisin arrived via NetGalley. This is book 1 in Little Paris Collection. I’ve read this author before and enjoyed her writing so I am looking forward to this one.

I was able to get a copy of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir through AmazonPrime reading. I am excited about this one because the Tudor dynasty fascinates me and it has been a while since I have read about it.

October wrap-up: 

I read and reviewed 5 full length novels in October, which is great for me.  I enjoyed all of them especially In At the Deep End, One Little Secret and Brother.

1. The Magical Sunglasses by Nicole McGrath
2. In at the Deep End by Kate Davies
3. One Little Secret by Cate Holahan
4. Brother by Ania Ahlborn
5. Hallowed Ground by Paul Twivy
6. Deadly Ride (Britton Bay #3) by Jody Holford


That wraps up my book updates for the week. What are you up to? Enjoy your week.


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30 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 11/3/19: Hello November

  1. Hi Naida,

    I enjoy knitting and crochet work, but give me a needle and thread and I am like a quivering idiot, so I look forward to reading your review of the quilting mystery!

    You have definitely been lucky with October’s books and it looks as though November is off to a flying start with the Rebecca Raisin book.

    Now I’m not a huge reader of cozy contemporary fiction, however having checked out Rebecca’s books, I am definitely going to be adding at least one of her series to my list, and I am almost convinced that you will be hooked too! – so Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Hi Yvonne, the quilting mystery is good so far. I have gotten some good books in and I look forward to reading them. I like cozy reads this time of year especially.
      Thank you and enjoy your weekend!


  2. Our drop from summer to fall came the weekend I went to Iowa 90s to 20s. But here, it went from 90s to 60s We have gotten a few 70s-80s which is what I really want. This week will be some 40s. I love the colors too but I have some work to do with the leaves! Enjoy your new reads – it looks like a cozy haul!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   


    • Hi Brian, I find the Tudors really interesting. I used to read fiction based on them alot, and I have watched documentaries, films and tv series based on them. I find Henry VIII, his wives and his relatives fascinating to read about. It’s hard to imagine that all really happened at one point.
      Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Happy Sunday, Naida!

    I agree, it was just summer and now we are heading for the holidays! October was a very good reading month for you. I’m also enjoying my reading (and listening), and also the series Modern Love on Amazon Prime (which I think you might also enjoy).

    Have a terrific week ahead!

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  4. Lovely fall image.
    I wore orange tops all week and pumpkin earrings. But I didn’t drss up for Halloween.
    I am always drawn to books with “bookshop” or libraries.
    Have a great week moving into the holidays. and Happy Reading!

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  5. I am looking forward to our leaves finally changing colors. Hopefully soon. I love your Halloween costume. What a great and spooky idea! My daughter was Haunted Beauty, and was quite smitten with her costume. I hope you have a great week, and enjoy your reading!

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  6. Loving your photograph, I too love the autumnal colours.

    Lots of great festive reading ideas here, thank you for featuring what look like some great seasonal books.

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  7. I think that’s a great idea of your Halloween costume! And I love the Fall foliage pic. I can’t believe December will be here soon. I’m not ready for Christmas. Enjoy your week, Naida!

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